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Making headlines behind the scenes, not in front of cameras

Alex Hagen

October 11, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog

As the Pio's Arts & Entertainment section editor, I feel personally responsible for educating our faithful readers about cultural events on and beyond Whitman's campus. As misguided as this sense of responsibility may be, I nonetheless feel the weight of the art world on my shoulders. So, what art...

We Can Work It Out: Talking About Sex

Spencer Wharton

October 10, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION, Web Only

I want to talk to my boyfriend about sex, but I think he is a lot less comfortable talking about it than I am. We've been dating for a while (and are sexually active), but I don't know how to have the dialogue without coming across as pushy or invasive. I'll be honest, I'm a little nervous to bring it ...

Who I Am (and Why That Matters)

Spencer Wharton

October 10, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

Any advice columnist is going to draw on their own life experiences when writing advice. Sure, not solely, or even primarily––even the columnists with the most interesting lives couldn't experience everything their readers write them about. But in establishing connections, drawing parallels, and set...

Oct. 10 Production Night Liveblog

Rachel Alexander

October 10, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Hello dedicated readers! We're back with a second Production Night Liveblog, written by Editor-in-Chief Rachel Alexander and Managing Editor Libby Arnosti. (Update: and Web Editor Blair Hanley Frank, who asked if he can join us.) Will we finish before 2 a.m.? Will Rachel finally die of a sugar overdose...

On leashes, on couches, chasing Frisbees…

Helen Angell

October 10, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

While my experiences in India have been wonderful so far (just read my personal blog to find out), there are more than a few things that I miss about home. Some are expected (family, friends, familiar food), while others have surprised me. Here two of the latter: Dogs. There are a lot of dogs in I...

A Single Drop

Nick Davies

September 30, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs

Saturdays are quickly turning into my least favorite days of the month. Since my weekend begins Friday, my Saturday has transformed into a stay-at-home day where I must do all the homework I procrastinated doing all weekend. Along with homework, other thoughts meander in and out of my consciousness throughout...

Jaipur Family

Helen Angell

September 30, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

For the last four weeks I've been living with an Indian family in Jaipur. The intention of homestays is for us to be immersed in the culture and language. While living with an Indian family has given me the chance to practice my Hindi a little (tora tora), the part I love most about my homestay is how w...

Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and Petra! Oh My!

Nick Davies

September 29, 2012


Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

What a weekend! As I try to catch my breath and reorient myself for a week of classes, I will try to take some time to reflect upon this hectic, but oh so fantastic, weekend. This past weekend CIEE organized a three-day trip to southern Jordan to experience its main attractions. I'll try to keep each...

Rachel and Libby’s Production Night Liveblog

Rachel Alexander

September 26, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Hi everyone, and welcome to our first liveblog of the semester! Every Wednesday night (and on into Thursday morning), the staff of The Pioneer gather in the newsroom, tucked away on the top floor of the Reid Campus Center, and put together a paper.  The following is a faithful account by me, the Pio...

Endless hunt for story ideas

Pamela London

September 26, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog

Every Thursday, you pick up the latest copy of The Pioneer and-in a perfect world-read it cover to cover. You carefully scan each article and linger over every mesmerizing photo. You intermittently find yourself ROTFLOL-ing when you think about one of the jokes on the back page. Yet you wonder: how on e...

The Editors’ Blog is back!

Rachel Alexander

September 25, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog

Outside of Greek groups, The Pioneer is the largest student organization on campus––74 paid staff members, as of my last count––but on a campus this full of busy, high-achieving people, it's easy to forget that your section-mates or friends work for the campus paper. Last year, our editors ...

Really Late Post About My First Few Days

Hanna Mosenthal

September 23, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

I've been here for almost a week now! (When I started this post, now I've been here for two and a half) I know how to take both of the options for busses to and from the centre-ville, which is where IES is, and I bought my phone today, and my lost suitcase finally arrived, so I'm basically settled. I...

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